Transcript: U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz’s remarks at the morning press conference on the Boston Marathon bombing on April 16, 2013

Partial transcript of remarks by U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz on the Boston Marathon bombing at the morning press conference on Tuesday, April 16, 2013:

Good morning. I’m United States Attorney Carmen Ortiz.

First, I want to extend my condolences to the families of the loved ones who were lost in yesterday’s attack on the City of Boston as well as those that were hurt and may still be fighting for their lives. Our thoughts and our prayers go out to them.

What happened yesterday was a terrible tragedy. Yet it was amazing to see – as you have heard from my colleagues here – how people just helped one another – ran toward the blast just to assist another person in greater need. People who were just there for those that were hurt and in a dire situation – it was amazing to see how the City of Boston – the people and people from around the world that were part of yesterday’s Boston Marathon helped one another, consoled each other.

There are so many moving parts to an investigation such as this. And I can’t begin to thank everyone who has been involved – law enforcement, medical professionals, emergency responders, and really just regular citizens who became heroes yesterday.

I want to repeat as I stated yesterday that this is an active and it’s an ongoing investigation but rest-assured that we are bringing all of the necessary resources to assist in this matter and that we will conduct all that we can with all of our law enforcement partners.

I’ve been in touch with the Attorney General several times – Eric Holder – and he has pledged all of the resource from the Department and others on behalf of the federal government to help Boston recover from yesterday.

I ask for your patience and your understanding as we continue to pursue leads, to gather evidence, and to get to the bottom of who did this and why.

Thank you.

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